• August 17, 2023 at 11:36

    Does your company provide critical illness insurance coverage? We’re looking into this as an added benefit, & finding opinions are very divided–either people really support the idea, or are very opposed.

  • September 6, 2023 at 17:47

    We have offered CI coverage since 2006! We/employer fully pay the premiums each month, so it is a taxable benefit to our employees, however I have had I think 6 staff successfully submit claims over the years. Not a ton of claims, however, that coverage was very helpful to them during the difficult time they were going through with illness. The tough part for support I think would be if it was fully employee paid premiums as the premiums are dependant on age, gender and smoking status. I have staff whose premiums are as little as $15 per month and staff who are $150 per month dependant on those factors.

  • September 29, 2023 at 13:10

    We offer Critical Illness as optional employee-paid coverage. There is not a large amount of employees enrolled, approx 4%, as many don’t like to think about these illnesses. I do like to remind employees that if you have the coverage and are diagnosed with a covered illness, then they receive a lump sum payment to help pay some bills. You can’t apply after diagnosis.
    There is a lot of caveats on coverage however which may turn employees off. The rates are age, gender and health based as well.